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mass to yellowstone by car- early june- what is best routes to take- advice?

mass to yellowstone by car- early june- what is best routes to take- advice?

hate driving through cities 

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Hi Jeff!

Sounds like you've got quite an adventure planned coming up! I made a similar journey in 2008 when I drove from North Carolina to Grand Teton National Park. Driving cross-country is definitely an awesome experience, so I'd encourage you to try and squeeze in any National and State Parks along the way, as well as any other landmarks you've always wanted to see.

I'm sure time will be a factor as well. If it were me, I think I'd take I-90 all the way to Buffalo, WY. This will be a fairly quick route that puts you near some awesome side trips. If you have the time and you're interested, you'll be able to check out Badlands National Park, Black Hills National Forest, Mt Rushmore, and Deadwood in South Dakota. In eastern Wyoming, you'll swing pretty close to Devil's Tower. Once you get to Buffalo, you can either stay on I-90 and take it all the way to Livingston, MT, where you'll drop down to Gardiner and pass under the Roosevelt Arch into Yellowstone.

Alternatively, from Buffalo, you can head towards Tensleep, WY and drive through the southern Bighorn Mountains, and then head south to Riverton, WY. From Riverton, you'll head northwest to Moran Junction on US HWYs 26/287, driving over Togwotee Pass with one of the most incredible views of the Teton Range. At Moran Junction, you'll head into Grand Teton National Park and follow the shores of Jackson Lake all the way to the South Entrance of Yellowstone, from which point you'll be able to get to any part of the park. Now that I'm talking about it, I'm pretty jealous! :-) I'd go with the second route if it were me, the Tetons are a site that you're going to want to take in more than once.

Best of luck with your trip planning, and I hope you have a fantastic summer! Drop us a line and share your story with us!

thanks Matt

I've worked at badlands,etc

I'm thinking of doing route 80 and then driving up somewhere around wyoming

I've driven this before 15 years ago, i will look for things off 80

i want to avoid major cities and 90 has many tolls and near cities 

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